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Ginsters

We are one of the country's leading producers of chilled foods.

What we do:

We are the number one brand in Savoury Pastry and we are distributed in almost 90% of the grocery stores across Great Britain.

Why we became a healthy workplace:

Ginsters began the “Healthy Workplace Initiative” in 2006 as an important part of the company’s commitment to its people, encouraging staff to adopt a healthy lifestyle through wellbeing and physical activity.

Recent health and well being activities:

Health Events:

  • Facilitation of Smoking Cessation support and groups.
  • On-site health checks and chiropractor screening sessions.
  • Promotion of health awareness campaigns: Jump into January / Be Clear on Cancer / No smoking - Proud to be a quitter / Sun Awareness / Men's Health Week / Diabetes Awareness to name a few.
  • Promoting “Wellbeing” – the 5 Steps to Wellbeing. Volunteering days at Mount Edgcumbe and CHICKS (Country Holidays for Inner City Kids) plus soup runs for the homeless organised with the Salvation Army. Positivity training open to all staff.

Improving / promoting physical fitness:

  • Samworth Challenge and the Get Active Workplace Challenge 2015.
  • Free fitness plans, classes, badminton, table tennis and on-site gym - open 24 hours 7 days a week for employees & their partners.
  • Free allotments on-site
“Recognising that employees perform at their best when they are happy and healthy and that optimal employee performance is necessary for the company to be a leader in its field, the Ginsters Healthy Workplace Programme aims to improve employee health and well-being.”

- Director
Cancer Support in the Workplace - Dec 2013

Almost one person in five with cancer who was employed full time when they were diagnosed felt that their employer could have done more to understand their needs and circumstances, a poll by insurer Unum and Maggie's Cancer Caring Centres found.  Better communication was the key, it added.  ( Occupational Health, December 2013)

Casestudy

 “We have learned so much through the Cornwall Workplace Health Award Programme already, and are keen that we pass this learning on to our staff.  With many organisations already represented, we were surprised we haven’t got involved sooner as it’s so aligned to our overall ‘Wellbeing Ambition’ that working for the Environment Agency will improve health and wellbeing”

Steve Marks, Environment Agency

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